Tag Archive | "computer-security"


30 April 2006 | 8,774 views

Gary McKinnon Busted Because he Forgot the Time Difference

It turns out Gary McKinnon got sloppy, that’s why he got busted. He forgot the computers he was comprimising were in a completely different time zone, and as he was using remote control software, the person in the office saw their mouse moving around. We have reported about this guy before, when he was fearing […]

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28 April 2006 | 7,895 views

Trojan Writers Coding for Money – Freezes PC for Ransom

A new term has been coined, yes indeed.. Ransomeware That’s what they are calling this new threat, infects your PC then freezes it until you send some people some money. A new kind of malware circulating on the Internet freezes a computer and then asks for a ransom paid through the Western Union Holdings money […]

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27 April 2006 | 12,678 views

Oracle Releases a Default Password Scanner

Oracle is getting serious with security? Again..? Oracle Corp. has published a collection of software patches that address security vulnerabilities in a range of the company’s products, including its database and application server software. As part of this update, it also released a tool designed to ferret out commonly used default passwords that theoretically could […]

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25 April 2006 | 39,033 views

Penetration Testing vs Vulnerability Assessment

There seems to be a certain amount of confusion within the security industry about the difference between Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Assessment, they are often classified as the same thing when in fact they are not. I know Penetration Testing sounds a lot more exciting, but most people actually want a VA not a pentest, […]

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21 April 2006 | 5,476 views

Kids Learn About Cyber Security – About Time Too!

I have always said no matter what it be, you need to start ‘em young! Same for open source, don’t lock kid into Microsoft operating systems in the schools, give dual boot machines, let them use Ubuntu or Debian or something else. Let them explore free software, let the smart ones see the source, fix […]

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28 March 2006 | 137,021 views

Ophcrack 2.2 Password Cracker Released

Ophcrack is a Windows password cracker based on a time-memory trade-off using rainbow tables. This is a new variant of Hellman’s original trade-off, with better performance. It recovers 99.9% of alphanumeric passwords in seconds. We mentioned it in our RainbowCrack and Rainbow Tables article. Changes: (feature) support of the new table set (alphanum + 33 […]

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14 March 2006 | 15,699 views

Who is Darknet?

Well seen as though I tell the others to do some kind of introduction, probably I should do one for myself too. Then I started out with a Spectrum ZX-81 back in the olden days, typing whole games out of the Spectrum magazines I picked up from charity shops. Yah it had no tape drive, […]

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04 March 2006 | 3,531 views

Your Employees Don’t Care About Your Data

So you better make sure you do. As we discussed in the article on Social Engineering in Penetration Testing, it’s not that the employees don’t care as such, it’s that they don’t know. They haven’t been educated, they are ignorant, their awareness of best practise is low. An experiment carried out within London’s square mile […]

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27 February 2006 | 416,171 views

Password Cracking with Rainbowcrack and Rainbow Tables

What is RainbowCrack & Rainbow Tables? RainbowCrack is a general propose implementation of Philippe Oechslin’s faster time-memory trade-off technique. In 1980 Martin Hellman described a cryptanalytic time-memory trade-off which reduces the time of cryptanalysis by using precalculated data stored in memory. This technique was improved by Rivest before 1982 with the introduction of distinguished points […]

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24 February 2006 | 6,521 views

Passwords Passe at RSA

SAN JOSE, California — Identity theft and online bank fraud were the unofficial themes of the 2006 RSA Conference, a massive security confab where Bill Gates came to announce the imminent death of the password and vendors filled the exhibition halls with iPod giveaways and promises that their product could stop everything from spam and […]

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